Margaret Louise Michaels, 79, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at her home with her children by her side.
Born on December 3, 1940, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Margaret Theresa (Rafferty) Twigg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen T. Michaels, Sr; and sisters, Mary Catherine Twigg and Theresa Kucharczyk.
Margaret retired from the McCrory’s Department Store where she worked as a secretary. She was a life-member of the Clarysville Vol Fire Dept Auxiliary for over 30 years, she was Past President of the Allegany/Garrett Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. Farrady Post 24 American Legion Auxiliary and a faithful donor of D.A.V. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed going with her entire family.
Surviving are her son, Stephen T. Michaels, Jr and friend Diane Allen, Eckhart; daughter, Dena Winebrenner and husband David, Eckhart; grandson, Stephen T. Michaels III and friend JoAnn Risley, Martinsburg and Joseph A. McKenzie Jr and wife Kayla, Oregon; granddaughters, Crystalynn Elder and husband Mike, Oregon, and Nicole Michaels and friend Justin, Frostburg; great-grandchildren, Adin Elders, Dillan Judkins and Joseph McKenzie III, Emma Judkins, Arley McKenzie and Kristian Guerrero, all from Oregon, Brooklyn Rosenberger, Cresaptown, Brantley Michaels, Martinsburg; brother William “Jake” Twigg and wife Ginny, Cumberland; special nieces and nephews who were like brothers and sisters of her family, Mike and Jim Kucharczyk, Frostburg, and Mary Boner, Charleston, WV.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home on Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 5-7 pm, with restricted viewings mandated by the state.
Private funeral services will by held with Father Ed Hendricks officiating.
Interment will by in the Porter Cemetery, Eckhart.
Our Mom was very loving, caring and giving to everyone. She loved her family and was there for us through good and bad. Although we will all miss her, we know how happy she is to finally be with our Dad for we watched her struggle to go on without him. During these past months she would say, “Now, don’t you cry. I’m going to be alright”. We will forever be grateful for the time we spent with our Mom and Grandma. We all will keep fond memories close to our hearts and know some day we will see her again.
The family would like to thank Dr. Livengood and Dr. Ahmed for their compassionate care of Margaret. The family would also like to thank Mike and Jim Kucharczyk for all they have done over the years for their mother.